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After Math: Life on the inside

Added 04-05-20 12:09:02pm EST - “Congrats on surviving week three of the coronavirus quarantine... or, first if you happen to live in the American south. With so many people spending their days indoors, it should come as little surprise that headlines over the past…” - Engadget.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Engadget.com: “After Math: Life on the inside”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Congrats on surviving week three of the coronavirus quarantine... or, first if you happen to live in the American south. With so many people spending their days indoors, it should come as little surprise that headlines over the past few weeks have come to reflect our new normal. Here are five highlights.

Homeschooling your kids during a plague is difficult enough as it is. But trying to conduct remote learning over spotty WiFi is enough to drive any parent up the wall. Thankfully, Google Fi is stepping in to help by doubling the amount on data users can consume in a month before the system throttles down their bandwidth. Time to get tethering!

Remember like three months ago when the gravest threat to human health and wellbeing was vapes? Yeah, I don't really either, but the Feds certainly do. The FTC announced last week that it will sue Altria, Marlboro's parent company, in an attempt to roll back the firm's multi-billion dollar investment in Juul. What's a guy gotta do to get his nic fix these days, go outside?

I personally fail to see the allure of watching other people play video games -- dredges up way too many memories of begging my older brother for a turn on Super Mario Bros and being told "in a minute." Still if it comes down to that or contracting a case of cabin fever, I'll gladly tune in to a Twitch stream with the other 1.2 billion new fans who watched in March.

LeVar "Reading Rainbow" Burton is back in action... at a socially respectable distance, of course. Three times a day, he plans to take to Twitter and share some stories with the rest of us. Just make sure you tune in to the most age appropriate presentation. That is, unless you're really hankering for another round of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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